This thesis presents a feminist musical analysis of two classic 1960s girl group songs and some of their cover versions. Chapter1 compares the Shirelles' original recording of 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' with covers by girl group artists like Little Eva and the Chiffons. Chapter 2 compares Lesley Gore's 'You Don't Own Me' with more recent interpretations, including one by Grace featuring G-Eazy and another from the film The First Wives Club. Through examining these recordings, I argue that factors like instrumentation, studio production and performance style can affect a song's meaning in powerful and sometimes complicated ways.
|1 May 2020
|Unpublished - 2020